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Parental perception of child weight and inflammation

Title: Parental perception of child weight and inflammation: Perceived overweight is associated with higher child c-reactive protein.
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Name(s): Sutin, Angelina R, author
Rust, George, author
Robinson, Eric, author
Daly, Michael, author
Terracciano, Antonio, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2017-12-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Self-perceived overweight and weight discrimination are associated with inflammation in adulthood. We test whether there is an intergenerational association of parent perception of child overweight on higher levels of child c-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation implicated in stress. Data were from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2014 (N=4988). Parents reported their perception of their child's weight; CRP was assayed from children's blood samples. Children whose parents perceived them as overweight had higher CRP levels than children who were perceived about the right weight; perceived underweight was also associated with higher CRP (F(2,4977)=9.23, p<.001). These associations were independent of the child's objective weight status and waist circumference and held when the sample was limited to children with objective overweight and obesity. These results suggest an intergenerational transfer of the psychological perception of body weight from parents to the inflammatory health of their child.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_29054818 (IID), 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.10.004 (DOI), PMC5703214 (PMCID), 29054818 (RID), 29054818 (EID), S0301-0511(17)30288-0 (PII)
Keywords: Inflammation, Intergenerational, Parent perception, Perceived overweight
Grant Number: R15 HD083947
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5703214.
Subject(s): C-Reactive Protein/analysis
Child
Female
Humans
Inflammation/blood
Male
Nutrition Surveys
Overweight/blood
Overweight/psychology
Parent-Child Relations
Parents/psychology
Stress, Psychological/blood
Stress, Psychological/psychology
Weight Perception
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_29054818
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Biological psychology.
1873-6246
Issue: vol. 130

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Sutin, A. R., Rust, G., Robinson, E., Daly, M., & Terracciano, A. (2017). Parental perception of child weight and inflammation: Perceived overweight is associated with higher child c-reactive protein. Biological Psychology. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_29054818